TRANSATLANTIC COOPERATION ON THE WESTERN BALKANS

 

EU accession holds the best hope for overcoming stagnation on democracy-building and state consolidation in the Western Balkan region, which was ravaged by war in the 1990s. The United States and the European Union have reinforced their cooperation in order to reinvigorate this process, but the integration of the Western Balkans into European institutions is complex and will require innovative thinking.
 
This website should serve as a clearinghouse for information on the EU enlargement process and the unique contexts of the countries of the Western Balkans. It will also feature Wilson Center events related to the region, as well as the policy briefs and papers that result from the meetings of the Working Group on the Western Balkans, a project sponsored by a grant from the EU Delegation.
 
 
 
 

  • 2012.03.27 | Macedonia and NATO: From Security Consumer to Security Provider Read More »
  • 2012.02.22 | Trading with the Enemy: How Albanians Armed Macedonia's Revolutionaries in 1903 Read More »
  • 2011.12.07 | Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans Read More »
  • 2011.11.29 | Policy Brief VI: Setting an Agenda for Transatlantic Cooperation Read More »
  • 2011.11.29 | Working Paper VI: EU - US Agenda in 2012: Transatlantic Support for Enlargement and Stability amidst Financial Crises Read More »
  • 2011.11.29 | The Sixth Meeting of the Working Group: Setting an Agenda for Transatlantic Cooperation Read More »
  • 2011.11.21 | Croatia's EU Accession and the Regional Approach to Enlargement Read More »
  • 2011.11.14 | Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for a Global Security Read More »
  • 2011.11.07 | The EU-brokered negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia: Challenges and Prospects Read More »
  • 2011.10.28 | The Fifth Meeting of the Working Group: Reinforcing Conditionality Read More »
  • 2011.10.28 | Policy Brief V: Reinforcing EU Conditionality Read More »
  • 2011.10.28 | Working Paper V: Barriers to EU Conditionality in Bosnia and Herzegovina Read More »
  • 2011.09.12 | Ethnocracy Instead of Democracy in Macedonia Read More »
  • 2011.06.29 | Four Types of Diaspora Mobilization: Albanian Diaspora Activism for Kosovo Independence in the U.S. and the UK Read More »
  • 2011.06.27 | Working Paper IV: Perceptions of Legitimacy in the Western Balkans Read More »
  • 2011.06.27 | The Fourth Meeting of the Working Group: Confronting Illegitimacy Read More »
  • 2011.06.27 | Policy Brief IV: Confronting Illegitimacy Read More »
  • 2011.05.24 | Corruption in Southeast Europe as a Vanity Mirror for Weak Citizenship Read More »
  • 2011.05.09 | Can Intervention Work? Lessons From Bosnia and the Balkans Read More »
  • 2011.04.20 | The Variable Impact of EU Conditionality: Differentiated Reforms in the Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Read More »
  • 2011.03.30 | Serbia's Transition: Towards a Better Future Read More »
  • 2011.03.09 | Book Presentation: Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and Its Reversal Read More »
  • 2011.03.04 | Stability and Democracy in Albania: Clearing the Path towards European Integration Read More »
  • 2011.02.08 | A Blow to Democracy: Election Fraud, Corruption and Political Violence in Albania Read More »
  • 2011.02.02 | Southeast Europe After the Crisis: Lessons and Prospects Read More »
  • 2011.01.14 | Policy Brief III: Reaching out to the Balkans in Times of Crisis Read More »
  • 2010.12.15 | Book Launch: Continuity and Change in the Yugoslav Successor States Read More »
  • 2010.12.13 | Assuming Responsibility for the Future of Southeast Europe Read More »
  • 2010.11.19 | Policy Brief II: Engaging Civil Society Read More »
  • 2010.11.12 | The Third Meeting of the Working Group: Reaching out to the Balkans in Times of Crisis Read More »
  • 2010.11.03 | Religion as a Conversation Starter: Interreligious Dialogue for Peacekeeping in the Balkans Read More »
  • 2010.10.27 | Assimilation, Accommodation, and Exclusion in the Balkans: Serbian Nation-Building Policies Toward Kosovo Albanians, 1912-1940 Read More »
  • 2010.10.19 | The Second Meeting of the Working Group on the Western Balkans: Enhancing Civil Society Participation in EU Enlargement Read More »
  • 2010.09.14 | Contested Narratives, Controversial Rituals: Recent Debates over World War Two Commemorations and the Politics of History in Croatia Read More »
  • 2010.08.06 | Policy Brief I: The Hardest Cases for EU Accession - Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina Read More »
  • 2010.06.29 | The First Meeting of the Working Group on the Western Balkans: The Hardest Cases for EU Accession—Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina Read More »
  • 2005.01.01 | The Tenth Anniversary of the Dayton Accord and Afterwards: Reflections on Post-Conflict State- and Nation-Building Read More »